Picture I took today of the four piers at Louisiana side.
Today the Mississippi River was at 0.7 feet. Rose: 0.2 foot
Flood stage: 43 feet.
Barges on the Mississippi River are getting lighter as the river gets lower - a condition unlikely to change until there's more water to float the boats.
The ongoing drought and the hottest July on record have combined to threaten records on the Lower Mississippi. The record low in Memphis is minus 10.7 feet, set in 1988 when part of the river closed. In Vicksburg, the record is minus 7 feet, set in 1940.
Forecasts by the National Weather Service River Forecast Center show the river at Vicksburg dipping to four-tenths of a foot by early September.
The Vicksburg Post